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Alerts for: Bonavista Peninsula

Warnings

3:53 PM NST Friday 17 January 2020
Blizzard warning in effect for:

  • Bonavista Peninsula

Dangerous blizzard conditions are expected, with very strong winds and visibility near zero in heavy snow and blowing snow.

Locations: Avalon Peninsula, Clarenville and vicinity, and Bonavista Peninsula.

Additional snowfall: 10 to as much as 35 cm, with highest amounts occurring over the northern Avalon and Bonavista Peninsulas.

Maximum wind gusts: northerly 120 km/h, except 150 along parts of the coast.

Time span: until Saturday afternoon.

Remarks: strongest wind gusts occurring tonight.

Conditions are expected to improve early on Saturday for most areas but strong winds and blowing snow will persist over coastal areas exposed to the north into Saturday afternoon.

Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. Store or anchor objects so they are not tossed by the wind causing injury or damage.

Power outages may occur.

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. If you do travel and become lost, remain where you are until the blizzard has passed.

Blizzard warnings are issued when widespread reduced visibilities of 400 metres or less are expected for at least 4 hours.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to NLstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #NLwx.

 

3:47 PM NST Friday 17 January 2020
Storm surge warning in effect for:

  • Bonavista Peninsula

High Storm Surge levels and large waves are expected to impact the coast.

Locations: north facing shorelines from Notre Dame Bay to Ferryland.

Maximum water levels: significantly exceeding high astronomical tide.

Maximum wave heights: 9 to 12 metres, breaking upon approach to shore.

Time span: late this evening until early Saturday afternoon.

First high tide: after midnight tonight.
Second high tide: early Saturday afternoon.

Remarks: Higher than normal water levels along the east and northeast coasts due to 60 to 80 cm of storm surge combined with 9 to 12 m waves are expected from late this evening until early Saturday afternoon. Flooding and damage to coastal infrastructure are possible, especially in locations exposed to the north. Highest water levels are expected near high tide tonight and again early Saturday afternoon.

High waves combined with the surge may cause damage along the coast. Coastal erosion is possible in vulnerable areas. People close to the shoreline should stay on the lookout for worsening conditions.

Storm surge warnings are issued when water levels pose a threat to coastal regions.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to NLstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #NLwx.

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